„Taught from their infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.“

—  Mary Wollstonecraft, buch A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), Ch. 3
Mary Wollstonecraft Foto
Mary Wollstonecraft
englische Schriftstellerin, Übersetzerin, Philosophin und F… 1759 - 1797

Ähnliche Zitate

Peter Freund Foto
Thomas Noon Talfourd Foto
James Clavell Foto

„Closer, Changi lost its beauty and became what it was — an obscene forbidding prison.“

—  James Clavell, buch King Rat
King Rat (1962), Context: Changi was set like a pearl on the eastern tip of Singapore Island, iridescent under the bowl of tropical skies. It stood on a slight rise and around it was a belt of green, and farther off the green gave way to the blue-green seas and the seas to infinity of horizon. Closer, Changi lost its beauty and became what it was — an obscene forbidding prison. Cellblocks surrounded by sun-baked courtyards surrounded by towering walls. Inside the walls, inside the cellblocks, story on story, were cells for two thousand prisoners at capacity. Now, in the cells and in the passageways and in every nook and cranny lived some eight thousand men.... These men too were criminals. Their crime was vast. They had lost a war. And they had lived. Prologue

Jacopone da Todi Foto
John Lancaster Spalding Foto

„Beauty least adorned is most adorned“

—  John Lancaster Spalding Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916
Aphorisms and Reflections (1901), p. 35

Louisa May Alcott Foto
Oscar Wilde Foto
William Crookes Foto

„The human body, which long experience and habit have taught us to consider in its highest development as the perfection of beauty and grace — "formed in the image of God " — is entirely conditioned by the strength of gravitation on this globe.“

—  William Crookes British chemist and physicist 1832 - 1919
Address to the Society for Psychical Research (1897), Context: The human creature represents the most perfect thinking and acting machine yet evolved on this earth, developing through countless ages in strict harmony with the surrounding conditions of temperature, atmosphere, light, and gravitation. The profound modifications in the human frame, which any important alteration in either of these factors would occasion, are strangely unconsidered. It is true there have been questionings as to the effects that might be occasioned by changes in temperature and atmospheric composition, but possible variations in gravitation seem almost to have escaped notice. The human body, which long experience and habit have taught us to consider in its highest development as the perfection of beauty and grace — "formed in the image of God " — is entirely conditioned by the strength of gravitation on this globe. So far as has been possible to ascertain, the intensity of gravity has not varied appreciably within those geologic ages covering the existence of animated thinking beings.

Hafez Foto
George Sand Foto

„The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes," she continued, "is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul.“

—  George Sand, Le Beau Laurence
La beauté qui parle aux yeux, reprit-elle, n’est que le prestige d’un moment; l’œuil du corps n'est pas toujours celui de l'âme. Le Beau Laurence, ch. 1 (1870); Carroll Owen (trans.) Handsome Lawrence (Boston: James R. Osgood, 1871) p. 30

Paul Lafargue Foto
Pat Conroy Foto
Anaïs Nin Foto
Letitia Elizabeth Landon Foto
Wallace Stevens Foto

„Beauty is momentary in the mind —
The fitful tracing of a portal;
But in the flesh it is immortal.
The body dies; the body's beauty lives.“

—  Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955
Peter Quince at the Clavier (1915), Context: Beauty is momentary in the mind — The fitful tracing of a portal; But in the flesh it is immortal. The body dies; the body's beauty lives. So evenings die, in their green going, A wave, interminably flowing. So gardens die, their meek breath scenting The cowl of winter, done repenting. So maidens die, to the auroral Celebration of a maiden's choral.

George Gissing Foto
Anne Rice Foto
E.E. Cummings Foto
Charles Stross Foto

„Nobody taught me how to say no when a beautiful naked woman begs me to take my clothes off.“

—  Charles Stross, The Laundry Files
The Laundry Files, The Jennifer Morgue (2006), Chapter 7, “Nightmare Beach” (p. 144)

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

x